Scholarships

Scholarship awards are very exciting to receive after many years of hard work and dedication.  Keep in mind you must follow all the specified guidelines for each scholarship.  The Counseling Office has no additional information about many of the scholarships you apply for on-line. To find answers to questions about these scholarships, consult the specific scholarship website. Many scholarships require a transcript and/or recommendations. Be sure you request a transcript or letters of recommendations at least ten school days before it needs to be postmarked. Posted deadlines are the date by which materials must be postmarked, unless otherwise indicated below.

 Additional sources for scholarships: www.collegefortn.org, www.scholarships.com, www.fastweb.com, www.studentscholarships.org, www.planningyourdreams.org . All of these have many scholarships that are not school specific and can be used at the college of your choice. If you earn either a 3.0 GPA on the OR a 21 on the ACT, you will automatically be eligible for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, which can be used at any in-state school. You MUST complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid; www.fafsa.gov; and create your FSA-ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov) online beginning October 1st to ensure that you will receive the HOPE. If you do not file the FAFSA, you will not receive the HOPE regardless of eligibility.

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Tennessee Promise Scholarship**:  offers two years of tuition-free community or technical college to Tennessee high school graduates.  Application deadline is Nov. 1.  Apply online at www.TNPromise.gov  *There are several on-going deadlines/requirements you must meet to remain eligible for this scholarship. Steps to the TN Promise

  

Scholarship Information


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  The award is $10,000 and renewable up to $40,000 total per recipient.  For information, eligibility requirements, and an online application:  www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

 

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

Limited exclusively to men and women entering their senior year of high school.  Must have at least a 3.0 or “B” average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport.  Apply online at www.wendysheisman.com.  Deadline is early October.   

 

Burger King Scholars Program

          $1000 towards college or technical school

          High school senior & U.S. resident, Have part-time job

Applications available to first 50,000 applicants till Jan. 17th www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars

 

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation

$1000 scholarship, Merit based, College or Technical School

Apply online at www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards  Online application available Oct. 1

 

Horatio-Alger Association of Distinguished American, Inc.

Financial Need ($50,000 or lower adjusted gross income per family)

Must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 2.0 GPA

Have a commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree (4 year degree)

Must exhibit perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.

Application online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

Deadline: Oct. 25

 

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Leadership, acad. excellence, community service & activities.

Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the junior year.

Cannot be affiliated with Coca-Cola

Apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org Deadline – Oct. 31

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards -2 prestigious awards

          Based on community service

          www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org/prudential

          Deadline to principal – early Nov. Must print application, sign and

          Submit to principal.

 

Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship

            Open to all www.elks.org/enf/scholars  Due to mid- Nov.

 

Elks Nursing Scholarship

*for students pursuing a nursing career.  ACT 18 or higher and GPA 3.0, financial need.  See Mrs. Reischman for applications, due mid Nov.

 

Elks Legacy Awards

*for students with parent or grandparent in Elks.  Application is online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars   Apply now

 

Elks Emergency Education Grant Program

*for children of deceased or disabled Elks members.  If you think you may qualify, contact ELKS at 773-755-4732 or email scholarship@elks.org to request an application   Due Oct. 31st  

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship  Deadline – Dec. 1

          Active in your community

          Led a project that benefits others

          Have you overcome personal challenges?

$10,000-$25,000 – apply at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship Deadline – Dec. 15

Minimum Award Amt. - $2500

Pursuing degree in business

Based on Financial need. Min. GPA 2.5

Apply at http://www.scarlettfoundation.org/middle-tennessee/scholarships.htm

 

American Legion Oratorical

Constitutional speech contest; participants prepare a speech on an assigned topic and present to judges; awards up to $24, 000.

Due date—Jan.17

 

Air Force

ROTC programs; after graduation will serve in the Air Force, up to full tuition

 

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program

High School seniors planning to attend 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational-technical school.  GPA of 2.5 to 3.2 and demonstrate financial need.  Up to 50 recipients will receive a $2500 award.  Only the first 700 applications received will be accepted.  Application available online in January 2017 at http://bit.ly/umJYNZ

 

George Washington Crossing Foundation

          Interest in History/Government www.gwcf.org  Deadline – Jan. 15

 

TACD –Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

          Plan to major in Agriculture

          Attend a Tennessee public university –financial need

          See Mrs. Reischman for application – Deadline – Feb. 1

 

Ned McWherter Scholars Program

          $6000 per year for 4 years, GPA 3.5 and ACT 29 or higher

http://tn.gov/collegepays/article/ned-mcwherter-scholars-program  For consideration, completed application and high school transcript must be received by TSAC no later than Feb. 15

 

Jack Diller Education Award Nashville Predators

          $2500; Due Feb. 12th

          Essay see website for details:  http://predators.nhl.com/dilleraward

 

American Legion (numerous awards)

Must be child, grandchild, great-grandchild or step-child of Veteran who served at specific times of war.  https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/

 

FFA SCHOLARSHIPS – See Mr. Peery or www.e-farmcredit.com (click the community tab) Deadline – February 28

 

Tennessee PTA Scholarship

          $2,000; Due March 1st    

Must be interested in teaching or a child-centered occupation

 

Horace O. Porter Scholarship  Deadline Mar. 1st

          GPA min. 2.5, school/community involvement, financial need

          See Mrs. Reischman for application

 

William and Frances Turner Scholarship

          $1500, must attend CSCC or UT-Knoxville

          Due Date:  March 8th  -See Mrs. Reischman for application

 

Stan & Thelma Plumlee Scholarship

          Must live in a manufactured home or have a relative who works in

          the manufactured or modular industry.

          Must plan to attend a TN college/university, community college, or

          accredited technical school.

          www.tnmha.net  Deadline – Mar 8th

 

AGA Scholarships- for business-related majors, due March 21st.  See Mrs. Reischman for application or go on-line at www.nashvilleaga.org/scholarships.html

                            

Joshua Bailey Scholarship – due April 15th  

See Mrs. Reischman for application

 

Culleoka Alumni Scholarship

$2000-For students who have attended Culleoka School 9-12; extra points given to those who have attended K-12.  http://www.culleokacasa.com/

Due Date:  April 15 

 

Janice Scott

$2500 (6)

Selection based on need, academics, community service, writing skill; 2.5 GPA, must attend 4 year university –Deadline March 27th

 

Columbia Breakfast Rotary Scholarship

$1,000 awarded to a Culleoka senior.  See Mrs. Reischman for application.  Due mid-April

 

Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter Honor Scholarship

          $500 

2.5 GPA, academic achievement, financial need

See Mrs. Reischman for application—due date April 15th

 

Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors

$500; open to all students

Due date:  mid April

 

Maury County Horseman’s Association Scholarship- due in April

See Mrs. Reischman

 

US Marine Corps

Up to full tuition

Combined Math and English ACT score of 45, (must serve in the military)

 

Kaitlyn Hooper Memorial

$500; awarded to an outstanding music student

Maury County Agri-Business Scholarship – April 30

See Mrs. Reischman

Tennessee Marine Family Fallen Heroes Scholarship

$1000 renewable for 1 additional year

Must plan to attend Tennessee Accredited Trade School or University; Requires essay; strong leadership, academics, extracurricular activities important; Due Date:  May 1st

Spirit of Culleoka Award

This award will go to a Culleoka Senior who exemplifies the “Spirit of Culleoka.”  The amount of the award is $150.  See Mrs. Reischman in guidance for application.